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date: 05 March 2021

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This chapter focuses on a wide range of phenomena occurring under the heading of contact-induced morphological change, including several degrees of morphological integration, non-integration (qua indeclinability or maintenance of original markers), and borrowing. It also discusses three major types of mechanisms leading to morphological borrowing: ‘macro-mechanisms’ are general psycholinguistic mechanisms of transfer conceived in terms of source language vs. recipient language agentivity; ‘meso-mechanisms’ are conscious and unconscious techniques which are responsible for contact-induced language change, such as ‘Trojan horse structures’; ‘micro-mechanisms’ are local, concrete mechanisms, such as reborrowing and reanalysis. Cross-linguistic data are presented and discussed in light of the implications that contact-induced morphological change has for the theory of morphology.

Keywords: morphological integration, morphological borrowing, mixed language, MAT borrowing, PAT borrowing, Parallel System Borrowing, inflection, derivation, contextual inflection, inherent inflection

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